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“Cafe & Bistro Scalpay”

North Harbour Bistro & Tearoom
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 19 June 2014

What a magical find! We would not have known this wonderful restaurant was there but for the recommendation of the Tourist Information Centre Tarbert and our B & B owner. George, the young chef, is truly talented with a friendly and caring manner towards guests. We thoroughly enjoyed the pork belly and scallops. What a wonderful asset for Scalpay, a lovely small island joined to Harris by a bridge.

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Thank Bernadette1945
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Having stopped for morning coffee here one day, seen the menu and smelled the lunch being prepared, we were determined to return the following day to sample the food. We weren't disappointed. It is totally beyond what one would expect in a village community cafe. Highly recommended both for the food and the quiet harbours and scenery of the island.

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Thank JohnMcDevon
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stopped off for lunch on a wonderful sunny day pre a long walk.
The menu is excellent.Our meal was perfect and have to say the service is warm and friendly.
They also have a takeaway menu.
Wish I lived nearer

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Thank heblady
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Just back from Harris and felt I had to write a review for this restaurant. Meals for my wife and I were exceptional with George and his staff on top form. He took time out to check on everyone's needs and ingredients of meals when asked. His staff worked well under his supervision and were also keen to help when possible. If you visit Harris you must check out this fabulous eatery if you enjoy your food and want something to try Island sourced sea food then this is the place for you.

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2  Thank Sanny929
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

As regular visitors to Harris we were intrigues when told of a new chef at the tea room in Scalpay. I say tea room because that is what it was and still looks like.

However the food from new chef George is anything but tea room stuff! The quality of the fresh ingredients and the calibre of the cooking and presentation were as good as anything I've had in the best restaurants we've been to over the years.

We particularly liked the fact that George made it be known that if there was anything different we would like, either a tweak to any of the dishes on the menu or something completely different then he would basically cook whatever we wanted. He was happy to make suggestions too, for instance my wife ordered a chicken dish, and a little while after ordering he came out and asked her if she liked chorizo (which she does) as he thought it would be a nice twist on the dish as it was. She said yes and it was a triumph!

I know that plenty of restaurants will tweak a little on request, but this seemed more personal - you got a clear sense that they loved feeding you food you would love.

We visited three times in two weeks and every mouthful was divine.

Can't wait to return on our next visit!

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3  Thank Andrew B
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